Selected Works

Science, Nature, Intermediate school readers
They live in the most extreme places on earth. How do they survive?
Memoirs and Biographies
An inspirational memoir of the highest ranking woman in the martial art of Kuk Sool Won. (teens and up)
Science, Medicine, Health
Learn the possible causes of autism and Asperger Syndrome, new treatments and diagnostic tools, and more in this insightful overview. (teens and up)
Science, Intermediate school readers
Pinguins puke (their chicks love it!), chameleons have a super tongue, alligators have good "feelings," a master of disguise, and how to catch a rainbow! Five fascinating animal secrets and how scientists uncovered them.
What is the secret of the sleepless whales?Join the scientists and their animal partners in a amazing adventure that will reveal the secrets of these amazing aquatic mammals! Find out... (middle-school and up)
It doesn't look cool and it doesn't feel pleasant, but it rules everything you do. The brain is the most intriguing and still mysterious organ in the body. Follow fellow classmate Mark through a regular day and see how his brain makes it possible for him to learn, feel pain, get stressed, and have fun. (middle school and up)
The fascinating life of the 19th Century British doctor who discovered the first safe vaccine against smallpox, the most deadly disease of his time.
Periodicals: Fiction
A short fictional story of a young girl who does not want to dive. Inspired in "The Iron Butterfly."
Periodicals: Nonfiction
The story of how 19th century Spanish orphans carried a life-saving vaccine in their bodies to America.
Periodicals: Nonfiction
“I found it cool that lion’s health can be determined by its looks.”
--Keegan, age 12

EXTREME ANIMALS IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS SERIES

NEW IN 2012!

THIS FOUR-BOOK SERIES EXPLORES THE ADAPTATIONS THAT ALLOW EXTREME ANIMALS TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE MOST EXTREME PLACES IN THE WORLD.

ILLUSTRATED WITH COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, MANY FROM ACTUAL RESEARCH, AS WELL AS GRAPHS AND TABLES. 48 PAGES.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, GLOSSARY, AND FURTHER READING.

THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM!

READ IT FOR THE PLEASURE TO DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF EXTREME SURVIVAL.

AVAILABLE N PAPERBACK AND IN LIBRARY BINDING


HOW DID POLAR BEARS HAPPEN?
WHAT DID PENGUIN ANCESTORS LOOK LIKE?
WERE THE ICY WORLDS ALWAYS ICY?

The Arctic and Antarctica are two of the most extreme environments in the world.
They hold the world record for being freezing-cold, wind-blown, lip-cracking dry all the time and pitch black for half of the year.

But despite these extreme conditions, many magnificent animals call these icy worlds home.

Tag along with the brave scientists that travel the extreme cold to study these extreme animals. Their hard work has revealed incredible findings.

Enslow Publishers, 2012
ISBN 978-1-4644-0017-9 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-7660-3695-6 (library binding)

HOW DOES A BLIND FISH FIND ITS FOOD?
CAN A GIANT CENTIPEDE EAT A BAT FOR DINNER?

Caves are home to unique and bizarre creatures.
Cave-dwelling animals have found ways to survive despite the low food supply, the complete darkness and the toxic conditions. Some never leave the caves.

Vampire bats, giant insects, blind fish, long-legged spiders, and poison-tolerant creatures are some of the extreme animals living in extremely dark caves.

Join the scientists as they crawl through narrow corridors to uncover the mysteries of extreme cave-dwellers.

Enslow Publishers, 2012
ISBN 978-1-4644-0018-6 (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-7660-3698-7 (library binding)

CAN YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT DRINKING WATER FOR MONTHS?
HAS THE SAHARA ALWAYS BEEN A DESERT?
HOW DOES THE KANGAROO RAT SURVIVE ON SALT-COVERED SALTBUSH LEAVES?

Exploring the desert is an unforgettable experience. It's the hottest place on the planet.
Most days there is not a cloud to shade the blazing sun. Within minutes, exposed skin shows signs of sunburn. It's very hard to find water and food is sometimes poisonous. Nevertheless, deserts burst with life.

Slap sunblock, throw a hat on your head and follow the sun-tanned scientists in the quest for rattlesnakes, gray foxes, roadrunners, scorpions, javelinas and other extreme animals of the hottest deserts.

Enslow Publishers, 2012
ISBN 978-1-4644-0020-9 (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-7660-3697-0 (library binding)

WHY THE WATER PRESSURE DOES NOT CRUSH DEEP-SEA ANIMALS?
HOW DEEP IS THE DEEPEST PLACE?
IS THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA EMPTY OF LIFE?

The deepest oceans pose unique challenges to animal survival. When light and warmth totally disappear, when pressure can crush most bodies, and when food is extremely rare, how do deep-sea animals cope?

Wear your warmest jacket and gloves and hop inside an imaginary submarine for an expedition to discover extreme deep-sea animals.

Enslow Publishers, 2012.
ISBN 978-1-4644-0019-3 (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-7660-3696-3 (library binding)